A rather fishy affair at Pescatori Fitzrovia:
I suspect that my carnivorous yearnings when I am dining with The-Hedonist are at least partly psychological. The idea that we CAN’T share a dish that has any form of meat just makes me want to order a big juicy steak. But, on this particular occasion, I’d been eating far too much red meat through the week and that particular desire didn’t kick in at all. Or perhaps that was just because of the fabulous sounding fish dishes on the menu
I did order seared Loch Crinan scallops with smoked pancetta to start, though. Something of a classic starter, the Pescatori scallops were beautifully cooked. I was slightly envious of the platter of
Fine de claire oysters ordered by the Hedonist, though, although it was such a cold day I was in need of something warm!
For my main course, I ordered the daily special of salt baked sea bass, which arrived rather splendidly on a wooden platter and was filleted at the table. I don’t think my photos really do justice to the fish which was moist and flakey. Our waitress had already started filleting the fish when we realised we were missing a photo opportunity. So what you see is a ‘reconstruction’ – and a slightly wonky one at that.
The-Hedonist’s Frito Misto appeared on the generous side and almost defeated him but somehow he struggled through!
I went on to enjoy a rather fine poached pear with cinnamon ice-cream while The-Hedonist feasted on some ice-cream.
We enjoyed our meal at Pescatori, it’s somewhere to relax in civilised but not too formal surrounding and eat well at a reasonable price with most main courses between £15 and £22. As the name suggests, the menu is Italian with an emphasis on fish, though there are options for those of us with yearnings for meat as well as a few pasta and risotto vegetarian dishes.
57 Charlotte Street